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I am in Cleveland as well!

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Can't even get together now because I'm having a knee replacement surgery this Monday. Maybe in a few months we can all meet half way. Or video chat. Or zoom if I can figure out how to do it again!

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On 10/20/2021 at 8:26 AM, tonya5073 said:

I’m in Mansfield. Hour away? Just had VSG 10/13 😉

I think that's about 2 hours away. Not sure. But maybe in the spring we can meet half way. Having knee replacement surgery Monday. Will be out of commission for a while, then the other in February. I'm excited! Not for the pain, but to be able to get around.

How's it going so far? What's the hardest part for you? Hope you're doing well.

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57 minutes ago, Laurie C. said:

Can't even get together now because I'm having a knee replacement surgery this Monday. Maybe in a few months we can all meet half way. Or video chat. Or zoom if I can figure out how to do it again!

What's the status on your surgery and progress?

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Laurie we could definitely meet half way!! Would be fun 😊 Knee replacements can be hard I’m sure but you’ll get through!!
Finally getting to go back to work in a week…bored out of my mind. Can only watch so much Netflix 😂 Hardest part has been getting all the Water in. Still can’t get 64 oz bit at least getting all the protein!!
we could always start a text thread for us Ohio people if that’s allowed. Would be nice to offer support to each other!!

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2 minutes ago, tonya5073 said:

Laurie we could definitely meet half way!! Would be fun 😊 Knee replacements can be hard I’m sure but you’ll get through!!
Finally getting to go back to work in a week…bored out of my mind. Can only watch so much Netflix 😂 Hardest part has been getting all the Water in. Still can’t get 64 oz bit at least getting all the protein!!
we could always start a text thread for us Ohio people if that’s allowed. Would be nice to offer support to each other!!

Honestly, I'm not even sure I'm doing this site correctly. But yes. Sounds good. Another challenge for you: snacking at work and lunch time. Best of luck.

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Good luck with knee surgery and I am sure we all will figure something out rather it’s through zoom or an Ohio thread that would be great. And just to add a bit of good news I WAS APPROVED. I am waiting for the coordinator to call with surgery date so I am sure in the next week or 2 I will probably be starting the liquid diet 😩. I am having it at Hillcrest Hospital.

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Congratulations! Are you nervous? Don't be. It's the start of a new life. I can't believe how mine has changed and continues to change. I feel totally different. Where is Hillcrest? And tip: flavored ice cubes and Popsicles for a crunch after just liquids. Keep me posted and good luck!

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Thank you Hillcrest Hospital is in Mayfield Heights Ohio so it’s a suburb of Cleveland it’s a Cleveland Clinic Hospital. I think right now I am more excited then nervous but I know I will get nervous like a few days before. Even though I knew this would be coming my mind won’t stop racing on what I need to do to get ready. Not with just myself but family also lol but Whatever it is I am will be ready the day they tell me to be ready 😂

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Congratulations! Are you nervous? Don't be. It's the start of a new life. I can't believe how mine has changed and continues to change. I feel totally different. Where is Hillcrest? And tip: flavored ice cubes and Popsicles for a crunch after just liquids. Keep me posted and good luck!

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Do you have a spouse and kids to cook for? Are you or have you gone through counseling to get prepared for cooking for others and maybe not being able to eat what their eating, etc. It is a challenge in itself, but fortunately, my cravings are gone! I actually have a harder time figuring out what I want to eat and what agrees with me now.

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